October 13, 2015 / 9:45 AM / 4 years ago

Guinea-Bissau president names new government

Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz speaks with journalists after a meeting with his Portuguese counterpart Anibal Cavaco Silva (not pictured) at Belem presidential palace in Lisbon June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea-Bissau’s president has named a new cabinet in a bid to end a two-month political crisis that brought fears of a revival of drug trafficking and instability in the coup-prone West African country.

The decree issued late on Monday came hours after talks collapsed between President Jose Mario Vaz and recently appointed prime minister Carlos Correia, the country’s third prime minister since August.

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